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Join our Book Study Keynote Talk with Dr. Ann Ishimaru

Join the Region 16 Comprehensive Center in welcoming Dr. Ann Ishimaru, author of Just Schools: Building Equitable Collaborations with Families and Communities, for a powerful keynote conversation. We know that committing to the full six-week book study schedule can be challenging for busy leaders. This year, we’re bringing back our virtual keynote series to make the insight, experience, and wisdom …

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Join our Book Study Keynote Talk with Dr. Leilani Sabzalian

Join the Region 16 Comprehensive Center in welcoming Dr. Leilani Sabzalian, author of Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools, for a powerful keynote conversation. We know that committing to the full six-week book study schedule can be challenging for busy leaders. This year, we’re bringing back our virtual keynote series to make the insight, experience, and wisdom of our book …

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Announcing our 2024 Professional Book Study series

Get ready to join change-makers in learning about systemic barriers to student success and working toward more equitable outcomes for students, families, and communities in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.  Our Professional Book Study series allows educators, administrators, parents, and community leaders to learn together about pressing issues facing our region’s educational landscape. This community of action is a great way …

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Leaders in Native Education: Stories of Connection

This fall, we’re looking back and celebrating the deep connections and critical work that unfolded this past August at the 2nd annual Leaders in Native Education Convening.  Nearly 40 educational leaders representing dozens of Tribal, state, and local agencies and organizations gathered in Dzantik’ihéeni (Juneau, Alaska) to exchange practices, build connections, and form support networks to better meet the needs …

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Getting Started with Co-design: Build a Team with Diverse Expertise

Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC) are proud to partner on our year-long, inaugural Co-design Fellowship. The fellowship supports diverse educational systems in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon in co-designing with youth, families, and communities.  Region 16 would like to thank our advisory board for its guidance, which led us to the exemplary work of Drs. …

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Getting Started with Co-design: Begin with Families and Communities to Identify a “Center of Gravity”

Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC) are proud to partner on our year-long, inaugural Co-design Fellowship. The fellowship supports diverse educational systems in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon in co-designing with youth, families, and communities. Region 16 would like to thank our advisory board for its guidance, which led us to the exemplary work of Drs. …

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Sustaining Impactful Initiatives through Shared Stewardship

Region 16 Comprehensive Center is the only Regional Comprehensive Center based out of a consortium of educational service districts (ESDs). What does it mean to sustain initiatives with long-term impacts on our ESD networks? The Region 16 Comprehensive Center Community of Stewards gathered this week to deepen connections between the Comprehensive Center Network and the ESD networks across Alaska, Oregon, …

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Community of Stewards Welcomes New Members

The Region 16 Comprehensive Center Community of Stewards kicked off its third year by welcoming new stewards representing the Washington and Alaska educational service district (ESD) networks. Each member of the Community of Stewards leads work in their contexts and communities to improve the quality and equity of the learning experience for each student. Collectively, they steward a vision for …

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Getting Started with Co-design: Take a Different Approach to Partnering with Youth, Families, and Communities

Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC) are proud to partner on our year-long, inaugural Co-design Fellowship. The fellowship supports diverse educational systems in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon in co-designing with youth, families, and communities. Region 16 would like to thank our advisory board for its guidance, which led us to the exemplary work of Drs. …

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Getting Started with Co-Design: A Nested Regional Network

An update from the 2023–2024 Region 16 Comprehensive Center-Family Leadership Design Collaborative Co-Design Fellowship cohort “Instead of approaching people and communities with solutions thought of in their absence, we should be in conversation with people and communities to co-construct and implement solutions based on local knowledges and realities” (San Pedro & Kinloch, 2017). Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Family …